Energy audit to comply with the requirements of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, ESOS
How JRP added value
As part of the ESOS audit JRP identified 12 Energy Savings Opportunities, with a combined annual energy saving of 1,521,728KWh. The associated cost savings found were £129K per annum, the cost of implementing these was predicted to be £217.7K, giving a combined simple payback of 1.7 years.
“Having met all our targets in the Plastics Industry Climate Change Agreement (CCA) for several years, we felt that ESOS was going to be largely a waste of time and money. Having evaluated several potential Lead Assessors, we found JRP’s pragmatic approach both reassuring and professional.
JRP helped us examine in more detail potential projects that we had been considering, such as improving the efficiency of our dryer systems. We have now gone ahead and made a substantial investment in a new main dryer. Looking back, despite our original criticism of the need for ESOS in addition to the CCA actions, the effort still turned out to be worthwhile, mainly because we chose the right consultants.” Andrew Smith, Property and Energy Manager, Numatic.
How JRP helped Numatic
Numatic International appointed JRP Solutions to carry out an ESOS Audit on their estate which comprises a manufacturing site at Chard, a show room at Warrington and a transport fleet. The overall energy usage was 20.78GWh, with 92.7% being consumed at chard and 7.3% consumed by the transport fleet and the Warrington show room. The transport was excluded as de minmis and therefore not audited.
Using JRP Solutions’ Energy initiator® software, a tool designed to systematically survey the energy consumption of industry infrastructure and process machinery, a site energy certificate (SEC) was produced. This shows the current rating on an A-G scale of energy management and a predicted rating if all recommended opportunities are implemented.
Currently the site is operating at a 78%, or a C rating in terms of design and a 69% or D rating in terms of operation. If all recommendations were implemented these would both increase to 90%, equating to an A rating.